2021 Award Recipients

Friday, November 5, 2021

NPD will be held in person at
The Cleveland Yachting Club
200 Yacht Club Drive, Rocky River, Ohio 44116
with a virtual attendance option


Margaret W. Wong, Esq. – Outstanding Philanthropist Leadership Award
Nominated by: Cuyahoga Community College
Co-Nominated by: Legal Aid Society

Huntington National Bank – Corporate Leadership Award
Nominated by: University Hospitals

The United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland – Foundation Leadership Award
Nominated by: Eliza Bryant Village

Robyn Minter Smyers – Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer Award
Nominated by: The City Club of Cleveland

Logan Dior Williams & Lauren Turos – Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award
Nominated by: Greater Cleveland Community Shares

Carol Carbary, ACFRE – Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award
Nominated by: Beyond Fundraising, LLC
Co-Nominated by: Holden Forests & Gardens

So many people give generously of their time, talent and resources, and the chapter received many outstanding nominees who are all moving the needle to improve the city, the region and the nation. We applaud them all.

Awards will be presented at National Philanthropy Day® on Friday, November 5.

Table Sponsors and Honor Roll

AFP Greater Cleveland Chapter honors Carol Carbary, ACFRE

Cleveland Foundation

The City Club of Cleveland honors Robyn Minter Smyers

Cuyahoga Community College honors Margaret Wong, Esq.

Greater Cleveland Community Shares honors Joan Pfingsten

Greater Cleveland Food Bank

HELP Foundation, Inc.

Huntington Bank

Ideastream Public Media

Journey Center for Safety and Healing honors Carol Carbary, ACFRE

Key Private Bank

Margaret Wong & Associates honors Margaret Wong, Esq.

Menorah Park



Thompson Hine honors Robyn Minter Smyers

The United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland, Inc.

United Way of Greater Cleveland honors August A. Napoli, President and Chief Executive Officer

University Hospitals